|Upper Paunglaung Dam|
|Location||Naypyidaw Union Territory/Shan State|
|Opening date||December 11, 2015|
|Owner(s)||Ministry of Electric Power|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Gravity, roller-compacted concrete|
|Height||103 m (338 ft)|
|Length||530 m (1,740 ft)|
|Dam volume||1.1×106 m3 (1,400,000 cu yd)|
|Total capacity||1,300×106 m3 (1,100,000 acre⋅ft)|
|Commission date||2015 est.|
|Turbines||2 x 70 MW (94,000 hp) Francis-type|
|Installed capacity||140 MW (190,000 hp)|
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